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Oregon Coronavirus Update for Saturday March 7th

10:10 PM · Mar 7, 2020

Oregon health officials have identified four new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 among residents in Jackson, Klamath and Washington counties. The four new cases announced Saturday morning are located in the following locations: 2 from Jackson County - two adults from one household, travel related 1 from Klamath County - travel related 1 from Washington County - contact from previous known case Previously discovered cases: 2 from Washington county - community transmission 1 from Umatilla County - community transmission Currently two of the top three outbreaks in the country are on the west coast. Washington has 107 cases California has 90 cases New York has 76 cases In Oregon, there are currently 40 tests pending in Oregon and 162 people are being monitored for symptoms. There are several suggested measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus: Stay home while you are sick. Never visit a hospital or long-term-care facility if you have a fever or cough illness. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash. Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched. Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient. Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US. More updates to come Misc links: Oregon Health Authority update: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx Coronavirus Panel Discussion at Harvard on Friday March 6 https://youtu.be/dr7U8ig4i88 Oregon Coronavirus Map by Moses Finlay of Roseburg Tracker

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